Cook County Commissioner Schneider: Happy Thanksgiving!‏

I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. As we head into the holiday season I hope that you will find opportunities to enjoy time with your family friends and neighbors.

As we have seen over the last few years, many of our local food banks have been running low on supplies for our most needy families, I would ask you to make it a point over the next few weeks to pack one bag of groceries and drop them off at your local food bank.

I hope you have a relaxing Thanksgiving Holiday!

Commissioner Tim Schneider

County Budget Updates

On November 18, 2011 the Cook County Board of Commissioners voted to pass the 2012 budget. I am proud to have supported this budget. During budget negotiations I urged President Preckwinkle not to impose a special service area tax that would increase taxes for unincorporated Cook County.

I am also proud to have sponsored an amendment that provided for more funding to Access to Care.

Click the links below to check to learn more about these initiatives.

Recently the Daily Herald published a letter to the editor that I submitted in regards to the 2012 County budget. I would encourage you to take a read the letter and leave a comment with your thoughts.

The Daily Herald published a recent editorial about the 2012 County budget. There are several areas of concern that the Daily Herald questions, if you have an opportunity I would encourage you to read the editorial by clicking here.

I sponsored a buget amendment that will increase funding for the Access to Care program by $1,000,000. Access to Care is a health care program that serves low-income unisured individauls in suburban Cook County. To learn more about Access to Care click

County Board President Toni Preckwinkle recently announced several reforms that will be implemented over the next 12 months to help close the structural budget deficit. I was happy to join President Preckwinkle and a bi-partisan group of Commissioners as we announced our reforms. This is a great example of elected officials working together to close our budget hole. You can read more here.

If you are interested in learning more about the 2012 County Budget, you can look online here.


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  • Let's take a closer look at Commissioner Tim Schneider. This is the Cook County Board member who sold his UNDERPERFORMING golf course (Rolling Knolls) to the Cook County Forest Preserve for $ 8,000,000. Is it a conflict of interest for a Cook County Board member to sell his underperforming, high maintenance business to the taxpayers for profit.

    Does Commissioner Schneider collect a pension? How much does Tim collect? What is the pension for a Cook County Commissioner?

    Last question for Commissioner Schneider ...

    Do your mother and brother still live on the golf course property at the expense of Cook County taxpayers. Is this why Commissioner Schneider has Forest Preserve security guards stationed at the golf course?

    Commissioner Schneider collected $ 8,000,000 from Cook County taxpayers and became the mouthpiece for reform. In the private sector this is called a golden parachute.

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